James E. Hubbard Sr., 80, insurance agent, instructor...

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January 21, 2002

James E. Hubbard Sr., 80, insurance agent, instructor

James E. Hubbard Sr., a longtime agent for Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Co., died Tuesday of Alzheimer's disease at Keswick Multi-Care Center. He was 80.

The former Homeland resident retired in 1988 after 30 years as a general agent for Massachusetts Mutual in Baltimore. He also had been an income tax and charter life underwriting instructor at the Johns Hopkins University for 14 years.

Mr. Hubbard was born and raised in Richmond, Va., where he graduated from Benedictine High School. He earned his bachelor's degree from the University of Richmond, and served in the Air Force during the Korean War.

He had been on the board of the Baltimore Red Cross and the Florence Crittenton Home. He also had been president of Virginians of Maryland and was a former board member of the local chapters of the University of Richmond and the University of Virginia.

Proud of his Virginia heritage, Mr. Hubbard was called a "Virginia gentleman" by family and friends.

He enjoyed reading and spending time at Getaway, a second home he owned in Ocean City.

Mr. Hubbard had been married for many years to the former Mary Alsop, who died in 1988.

He was a communicant and former member of the parish council of the Roman Catholic Cathedral of Mary Our Queen, where a Mass of Christian burial was offered Friday.

Mr. Hubbard is survived by four sons, James E. Hubbard Jr. of Baltimore, E. Lawrence Hubbard of Lynchburg, Va., J. David Hubbard of Lutherville and Mark Brophy Hubbard of Richmond, Va.; a daughter, Anne Hubbard Pfitzer of Chicago; and 14 grandchildren.

Elsewhere

Marc Altamare, 49, an esteemed sand sculptor whose creations were seen the world over, died Jan. 14 in Daytona Beach, Fla., of cancer.

The artist built 28-foot-high sand sculptures that portrayed mermaids and Moses, and life-size renditions of Leonardo da Vinci's "Last Supper." He was a summer fixture in Ocean City during the 1970s, creating religious-themed works nightly in the sand in front of the Plim Plaza Hotel - where other beach artists have followed in his sandal-steps over the years.

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